Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
2 Bay leaves
2 Black cardamom
1/2 inch Cinnamon stick
1/2 teaspoon Black peppercorns
1 cup of onion roughly chopped
2 small or 1 cup Tomato roughly chopped
1 Green chilli
1/2 inch Ginger chopped
2 cloves Garlic sliced
1 cup Dried white chickpeas (Chole or white chana)
2-3 tablespoons Oil
1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds
Salt to taste
2 teaspoons Red chilli powder
1 teaspoon Coriander powder
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon Anardana powder (dried pomegranate seeds powder)
2 1/4 cups Water
1/2 teaspoon Amchur powder (dried mango powder)
2 tablespoons of coriander leaves finely chopped.
Wash and soak the white chana in water for 8 hours overnight. Then drain the soaking water.
To make fresh spice powder, dry roast all the whole spices in a small pan on medium-low heat for 2 minutes.
Once cooled completely, make a fine powder using a grinder.
Take an onion, tomato, ginger, garlic and green chilli into a grinder jar and make a smooth paste. Keep it aside.
Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat and add cumin seeds.
Once they sizzle add prepared onion-tomato puree along with little salt and cook till it becomes a thick paste.
Add remaining salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, anardana powder and prepared spice powder. Mix well and cook till oil starts to ooze out.
Add soaked chickpeas and water, mix.
Cover the pressure cooker with lid. Put the weight on. Let it cook for 20-25 minutes on medium heat.
Once pressure releases naturally, open the lid.
Check the gravy consistency. If gravy is thin and watery, then let it simmer for a few minutes. If it gravy is too thick then add some more water and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
Add Amchur powder( mango powder)and mix.
Lastly, garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
Serve with Roti, Paratha or Plain rice.
Chickpeas are rich in a variety of vitamins and minerals, as well as it has a decent amount of fibre and protein.
It helps in managing the weight.
Chickpeas help to keep blood sugar levels under control.
Chickpeas are high in fibre, which benefits our digestion by increasing the number of healthy bacteria in the gut.
It helps to prevent high blood pressure, which is a major risk factor for heart disease.